Listen

Improving Active Listening to Support and Encourage

When children struggle with problematic issues, like drinking, drug use, promiscuity, self-harm, anxiety, and depression, we can help support them through active listening. Active listening skills can also help us support other families as we walk through these challenges together. When people feel “heard” and validated, they often feel supported. Active listening is one of […]

Parent

How Can I Intervene Regarding My Child’s Addiction?

Interventions can be challenging for parents who have a child dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. They might not be sure where to start or how to set limits with behavior. With any change—whether positive or negative—most people respond with resistance. Similarly, with an addiction, your child might put up a wall and resist treatment, […]

What You Need to Know About Anxiety and Depression

Two of the most commonly used words used when talking about mental health issues are anxiety and depression. Many times either one or both of these diagnoses will come up when a person struggles with mental health issues, behavioral problems, or addiction. Both can be underlying issues contributing to some of the challenges that some […]

Positivity

Leading a Mindful Life in Recovery

Mindfulness can be beneficial to your recovery and the healing of your family system. We often get so caught up in the humdrum of our lives, getting distracted at every moment, or stressed out in reaction to events that we forget to focus on what’s important. What is essential in our lives, and what do […]

Inspire Growth

Inspiring Your Personal Growth in Recovery

“Everything can be taken from a [person] but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”  – Viktor Frankl, Holocaust Survivor and Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl developed much of his philosophy and view of the human condition while surviving in concentration […]